- Ecology and Evolution
In this activity, students make simple butterfly feeders to encourage butterflies to visit their garden.
Adult butterflies drink nectar to maintain their water balance and energy supplies. This nutrition contributes to their ability to survive, mate and lay eggs. Occasionally, when adult butterflies overfeed themselves, they squirt out liquid spray from their belly.
In a city, butterflies may find it difficult to find appropriate flowers to feed from because there are not as many flowers in the city compared to the wild.